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  1. Colombia
  2. Antioquia
  3. Medellín
  4. Pablo Escobar Mural

Medellin Pablo Escobar Tour

Product ID: 51503
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Explore Medellin through the life of its most notorious citizen on a Pablo Escobar tour. Learn the story of the drug lord from a local guide, and hear what life was like during his reign of terror. Discover where Escobar was killed, and more.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel in Medellin.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of the mafia drug cartel wars in Colombia in the 1990s
  • Visit the building where Pablo Escobar lived and see the site where he died
  • Go to the grave where Escobar is buried next to the "Black Widow" drug lord
Full description
Learn about the life and times of the drug lord Pablo Escobar on a guided tour of Medellin and discover how the city has changed since his death in 1993.

Loved and feared by millions, Pablo Escobar’s story is intimately linked to the recent history of Colombia’s second largest city. The notorious drug lord and killer was once listed in “Forbes” magazine as the seventh richest man in the world. He was elected to the House of Representatives, and once offered to pay Colombia's national debt of 26 billion dollars in exchange for immunity from prosecution. He built his own lavish home to serve as his jail cell and put out bounties on Colombian policemen.

Travel back to the time of Pablo Escobar's reign over the city, and learn about his extensive cocaine operation. Visit three historical sites with Escobar associations, including the Monaco Building (Edificio Monaco) where he lived and survived a bomb attack by the rival Cali cartel that was designed to kill him.

See the house where he was shot dead in a hail of bullets in December 1993, and his grave next to the “Black Widow” drug lord, Griselda Blanco. Learn what life was like during the terrible years when the drug barons ruled and how Medellin has survived to become one of the most innovative and resilient cities on earth.
Includes
  • Hotel or apartment pick-up
  • Transportation by air-conditioned private car
  • Bilingual driver
  • Travel insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and extra drinks
  • Tips
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Medellin City Services

Product ID: 51503